Levels of emotional awareness: a cognitive-developmental theory and its application to psychopathology.

@article{Lane1987LevelsOE,
  title={Levels of emotional awareness: a cognitive-developmental theory and its application to psychopathology.},
  author={Richard D. Lane and Gary E R Schwartz},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={133-43}
}
The authors present a cognitive-developmental theory of emotional awareness that creates a bridge between normal and abnormal emotional states. Their primary thesis is that emotional awareness is a type of cognitive processing which undergoes five levels of structural transformation along a cognitive-developmental sequence derived from an integration of the theories of Piaget and Werner. The five levels of structural transformation are awareness of bodily sensations, the body in action… CONTINUE READING

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